Windermere Men’s 1s extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 4-2 win over Liverpool University on Merseyside.

Man-of-the-match Harry Jackson opened the scoring midway through the first half with quickfire shot into the roof of the net that left the uni goalkeeper a spectator as it flashed past him. But the students capitalised on some slack defending to both equalise and then get ahead at the start of the second-half.

Mere gradually regained control of midfield, equalising with a reverse stick strike by skipper Will Dolman and then took the lead a second time when Adam Whitehead chipped the ball over a sliding goalkeeper.

Jackson sealed the result with a dribble through lunging sticks and around the home goalkeeper.

Mere are currently sixth in North League 2 (West) with one game to play – away at second-placed Preston 2s this coming Saturday.


won the day

A very youthful Windermere Ladies team faced Lancs Central Prem leaders Longridge 2s and despite battling to the end, lost their final league match of the season 1-5.

Slick passing paved the way for Longridge’s opener but Mere kept their heads up and Sarah Hartley levelled after a spell of Mere pressure. Longridge then got a second to lead 2-1 at the interval.

Chloe Balmer created several promising openings, and the Longridge goalkeeper came under fire before her team used their experience to weather the storm and add three more goals before Mere could launch an effective revival.

Players’ player was Chloe Balmer.

Lively showing

by Men’s 2s

Windermere Men’s 2s moved up to fifth place in NW league Div 5NN with a 5-2 home win over Preston 5s.

Third-placed Preston had the greater experience but Mere’s lively youngsters eventually proved too much for them in midfield.

Mere started fast and went two-up in the first ten minutes with strikes by Felix Perez Brown and Isaac Ravenhill. Preston responded with two goals of their own - a penalty corner drag flick and another from a quick break so it was game on in the second-half..

Mere’s strong running stretched Preston and a well-worked short corner saw Jamie Hill take the score to 3-2. Teddy Ferguson then took his goal tally for the season to 20, and Man-of the Match Tom Maloney found skipper Jason Balmer with a raking pass that Balmer deflected into the net with a neat final touch.